Jack Straw, Bertha, It's All Over Now, Ramble On Rose, Desolation Row, Dark Star-> Promised Land Scarlet Begonias-> Victim Or The Crime-> Fire On The Mountain-> Truckin'-> Drums-> Jam-> Playin' In The Band Reprise-> Standing On the Moon-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues
August 16, 2010 Subject:
i think 2 guitar chords might still be feeling the aftereffects of the doses he took 19 years ago.
June 27, 2007 Subject:
We were part of the 1st set Dark Star
We happened to being way down in front, in the same row as Brent Mydland's wife, so that must be why Weir and Garcia kept looking over our way, and probably how we got there attention.
We were well on our way to being blottered by the the Jack Straw, and were giggling and making faces and carryong on, but when Garcia would look over at us to see what was goin on, we would straighten up and act normal-like, trying to hold in our giggling, barely, and when Garcia looked away, we would burst out smiling and making faces, this went on for a while...
Then they did a Dylan tune that Hornsby played accordion on, and we could hear the accordion, so i caught Hornsby's eye, pointed to my ear, then gave him the 'turning the dial' hand gesture, and sure enough, he walked right up to his volume pedal and began depressing it to increase the volume while playing, then he looked back down at me and when it sounded good to my ear, i gave him the thumbs up and he took his foot off the pedal. Then i turn to my left and Garcia's looking at me like "WHO THE F**CK ARE YOU TELLING HIM TO TRUN IT UP!!!"
So just before the spacey beginning to dark star, Garcia tells Phil and Weir what the song is, and then he goes over to Hornsby, looks down at us, cups his hand so we can't hear him, leans way the fick over the grand piano, and as we find out a minute or two later, tells Horsnby its Dark Star -->Promised land, but he was gonna make damn sure we didn't hear it, what a fun show!
4 stars only because Phils new green bass had the bad EQ issue on Jack Straw
July 25, 2006 Subject:
I downloaded all 3 nights and I'm not disappointed. Very good first set and the Scarlet>victim>Fire is top notch even though jer blows off an entire verse of scarlet. Yes, the dark star is not epic but not the worst as some other reviewers have stated. I believe that honor goes to the Cap Centre spring 92 or the oakland Dec 92 version that somehow made it to a dicks picks selection. Love the odd ball placement of tunes.
February 4, 2006 Subject:
short but sweet
This show is notting gettin anywhere near the run that it should be. Some of the reviewes are actually negative???!!! Give me a break! This show rocks, particularly if you are fan of horn-dog! This is my fav SOTM. The straw>bertha opener is very hot. The jam out of space into playin is great. The good lovin is tight. Well worth the listen.
December 28, 2004 Subject:
A true gem
A smokin' show from start to finish. As mentioned prior the Scarlet>Victim>Fire is ripping, but let us not forget the jam out of space bubbling into a sweet Playin reprise, slowing it down into a perfect SOTM and finshing the set w/ an unbeleivable Good Lovin', I thought Jerry was going to blow a gasket, singing "Doctor, Doctor".
June 2, 2004 Subject:
A fine one
This show is a real good one. How many can you think of where "Dark Star" is the low point? There's plenty of energy throughout the first set. This was the first Set One Dark Star since 1971, supposedly played for poster artist Rick Griffin who was hospitalized after a motorcycle accident. It doesn't go much of anywhere. The second set is red-hot. Scarlet is lush and exploratory before it melts into a dissonant Victim. Truckin' has a long exploratory jam into the drums. Bruce Hornsby adds a lot to this show, particularly during Scarlet's mutation into Victim